Instagram to include encrypted messages on its platform. With this feature, the social network seeks to provide greater privacy to users. One of the latest innovations that Instagram brings is end-to-end encrypted messages.
The social platform did not have this feature, which is already present in others such as WhatsApp and Facebook.
Instagram belongs to Facebook, as does WhatsApp, but despite this, the company had not incorporated encrypted messages to the social network of photographs.
The reason for incorporating this function into the photo social network is because the platform is increasingly used as a messaging app. Communication via direct messages has grown, which is the reason for the decision to encrypt messages.
What are encrypted messages?
End-to-end encrypted messaging ensures that no one can read, hear or see what the user sends, not even the platform. Only those involved will be able to see it.
This means that Instagram seeks to provide greater privacy to users.
The instant messaging app, WhatsApp, has been using message encryption for years, and it’s about time the feature came to Instagram as well.
When will encrypted messages be available on Instagram?
So far, the social network Instagram is testing encrypted messages. A button will allow you to start a private conversation with any user.
Also with the new update at the time of sending a message will appear an option called “use end-to-end encryption”.
Possibly the feature will be active by default or perhaps allow it to be disabled if the user so desires, although this would involve risk.
It is not yet known when encrypted messages might arrive on the Facebook-owned photo social network, but they will surely be seen during this year.